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   PoliticsA Real American President: Donald Trump

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To: Honey_Bee who wrote (266816)2/28/2021 9:38:48 PM
From: FJB
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340 Million Christians Persecuted in 2020, Most in History

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To: FJB who wrote (266825)2/28/2021 10:07:30 PM
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It's long, a podcast, but listen to Sidney at about 38:00, the 2022 and Representative cases, and Senate cases, and the 2020 Election cases, and new cases are open.

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To: Proud Deplorable who wrote (266822)2/28/2021 10:09:50 PM
From: DMaA
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I've never seen anything like this. The ruling elite HATE the people the rule.

They are not afraid of us. That's on us.

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To: Honey_Bee who wrote (266816)2/28/2021 10:11:51 PM
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War Room claims another scalp… America Last Nikki

When a handful of potential Republican presidential hopefuls convene on Thursday for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), there will be one notable absence from the speaking lineup: Nikki Haley.

Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a potential 2024 White House contender, has found herself isolated from former President Trump and the populist wing of the GOP that he commands after a scathing interview with Politico in which she denounced her former boss and wrote off his future influence in Republican politics.

The fallout from Haley’s remarks underscores the risks associated with her strategy of criticizing Trump’s actions and establishing a separate political identity while at the same time trying to appeal to his base of supporters.

“It’s a very fine line to walk for a long way between now and the Republican convention in 2024,” said Alex Conant, a GOP consultant and former adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

“Trump might run again, so you have to treat him as a potential competitor. But even if he doesn’t, he wants influence over who the party picks, and loyalty is what he values more than anything else. So it’s hard to build your own identity separate from him while maintaining loyalty and his support.”

Trump declined her request last week for a face-to-face meeting at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. He has indicated that he will exact revenge on Republicans whom he believes have crossed him, throwing Haley’s future political ambitions into uncertain territory.

Since a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, Haley has wavered between sharply criticizing the former president and taking a more moderate tone toward him. At a GOP retreat the day after the riot, she said Trump’s actions “will be judged harshly by history,” according to Politico. But later that month, in an interview with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham, Haley said that Trump did not deserve to be impeached for his role in the insurrection. More recently, she accused the media in an op-ed published by The Wall Street Journal of trying to sow division among Republicans.

Still, Haley’s willingness to deliver a full-throated criticism of Trump — in the Politico interview, she said he had “let us down” — was an unusual tactic for a politician widely seen as eyeing a 2024 bid, a reality that those in Trump’s orbit are well aware of.

One GOP source told The Hill that Haley has been positioning herself for a presidential campaign since she left the Trump administration in 2018, but that she lacks a clear lane in the coming Republican primary and is struggling to figure out how to connect with GOP voters under Trump.

“Haley has never understood the president and seems to not understand where the base of the party is,” the source said.

Other would-be hopefuls, by contrast, have largely hewed to Trump’s brand of right-wing populism, or at least avoided directly criticizing the former president, believing that his loyal base of supporters will be crucial to winning back the White House.

Haley has spoken at CPAC multiple times in the past, including last year as Trump entered his reelection campaign. A spokesperson for the American Conservative Union, which organizes CPAC, did not respond to a question about whether Haley was invited to this year’s conference.

But prospective Republican presidential hopefuls have a tendency to show up at CPAC, especially after a losing election year. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) delivered speeches at the 2009 conference. Both went on to run for president in 2012.

Likewise, CPAC 2013 drew a long list of speakers who would go on to seek the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, including Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Trump himself.

CPAC 2021 has a full slate of potential 2024 candidates as well, virtually all of whom have allied themselves closely with Trump and his vision for the Republican Party.

Among them are Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), all of whom joined a small group of Senate Republicans last month in challenging the certification of President Biden’s Electoral College victory, even after the proceedings were disrupted by Trump’s supporters.

Another speaker at this year’s event, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) — who won a hotly contested election in 2018 by playing up his pro-Trump bona fides — has emerged as something of a conservative darling for echoing the former president’s often freewheeling approach to the coronavirus pandemic over much of the past year.

Another potential presidential hopeful, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R), who has aggressively defended Trump’s legacy, is getting her own reelection fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago next week, hosted by the former president’s son Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Haley’s approach has also prompted criticism from some of Trump’s critics, who have accused her of trying to play both conservative renegade and Trump acolyte.

“You can’t play both sides anymore Governor,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), one of 10 House Republicans who voted last month to impeach Trump, tweeted. “Pick Country First or Trump First.”

But some of Haley’s longtime allies from her days in the South Carolina state House and governor’s mansion, many of whom remain deeply loyal to her, weren’t surprised by her combative approach to Trump.

“This isn’t some ham-handed attempt at winning over the never-Trump crowd. She knows how to pick her foils,” one South Carolina Republican operative said. “Nikki has never been afraid to speak out against the powers that be.”

Haley has a history of taking on members of her own party. After she was elected to the South Carolina state House in 2004, she found herself at odds with Republican Bobby Harrell, the powerful former state House Speaker, over her efforts to force the chamber to take on-the-record votes. She was successful in that push, even as Harrell retaliated by removing her from a key committee.

Haley has also beaten long odds before. When she first ran for South Carolina governor in 2010, she faced a crowded primary field and lacked the support of the state’s major powerbrokers. She eventually vanquished former Rep. Gresham Barrett (R-S.C.) in a primary runoff by more than 30 points.

“She knows how to run as an outsider, and knows how to win,” the South Carolina GOP operative said.

Still, there’s little doubt that Trump retains an iron grip on the Republican voter base. A Morning Consult-Politico tracking poll released last week after Politico published Haley’s remarks found that a majority of GOP and Republican-leaning voters — 57 percent — believe the former president should continue to play a “major role” in the party.

That same poll showed Trump as the leading contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination by a wide margin; 53 percent said he is their top choice for the GOP’s 2024 nod, while former Vice President Pence placed second, with 12 percent.

Even Trump’s critics acknowledge the former president’s outsize support and influence among Republican voters.

Romney, one of Trump’s most prominent critics within the GOP, said that Trump still has “by far the largest voice” in the Republican Party.

“I look at the polls and the polls show that, among the names being floated as potential contenders in 2024, if you put President Trump in there among Republicans he wins in a landslide,” Romney said at The New York Times’s DealBook DC Policy Project on Tuesday.

Strategists note that it’s difficult, if not impossible, to predict where the GOP and its voters will be in three years when the 2024 primaries begin. Conant, the former Rubio adviser, said that potential candidates should be figuring out what their “own strengths are, focusing on building on those strengths and hoping that that’s what primary voters want in four years.”

But with Trump poised to return to the political stage forging a path forward without him will likely prove difficult for any prospective GOP candidate.

“There’s nothing about running for president that’s easy,” Conant said. “Trump makes it even harder.”

Brett Samuels contributed.

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To: FJB who wrote (266832)2/28/2021 10:14:27 PM
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To: locogringo who wrote (266818)2/28/2021 10:15:59 PM
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Dutch parliament declares Chinese treatment of Uighurs a ‘genocide’

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To: FJB who wrote (266834)2/28/2021 10:16:37 PM
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‘The End Of Conservative Books’: Amazon Quietly Bans Books They Deem Offensive, ‘Hate Speech’

Daily Wire, by Amanda Prestigiacomo

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Conservatives are sounding the alarm about an updated Amazon policy that bans books the ubiquitous billion-dollar company deems offensive or includes so-called “hate speech.”As noted by The Daily Wire, Amazon has ramped up its censorship on conservative views in recent weeks. For example, a popular documentary on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was banned from their streaming service this past week. Before that move, the company deplatformed conservative Ryan Anderson’s book critical of gender theory, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement.”

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From: FJB2/28/2021 10:38:40 PM
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Joe Biden Speaks in Houston, What Follows Should Make You Question Everything


Earlier today, I wrote on Joe and Jill Biden doing yet another joint interview in which the latter basically asserted herself as the president’s puppet master. Yet, that’s far from the only disturbing episode that Joe Biden has had lately.

After waiting nearly two weeks to respond, he finally left the bunker and headed down to Texas to do a photo-op in the wake of a massive winter storm. A normal president would have been there meeting with FEMA officials and surveying damage a week prior, but we obviously don’t have a normal president.

Therefore, instead of getting a public address when it mattered, we get this far too late performance that should leave you questioning everything.

"What am I doing here?"

This is a national embarrassment. Joe Biden is not mentally fit to lead our country.

— Cassandra (@CassyWearsHeels) February 26, 2021

If you watch the clip, he flubs Shelia Jackson Lee’s name, calling her “Shirley” after stumbling around. He then starts tripping all over himself to list the rest of the names his handlers have given him. Eventually, he devolves into asking “what am I doing here” because this is all totally normal or something.

To be clear, what is in that clip is not a stutter. A stutter does not make you say the wrong word nor does it cause you to be unable to read a list a names. It doesn’t even stop you from speaking in a manner that is otherwise understandable. What a stutter does is exactly what the word purports. It causes a stopping on and repetition of certain sounds. You never hear that effect from Biden because his issue is not a stutter, no matter how much the media try to gaslight the public into believing it is. This is a man whose mental capacity appears to be rapidly declining before our eyes. You can watch videos of Biden from just five years ago and he’s a totally different person.

There’s a reason his wife has to do joint interviews with him at an unheard-of rate. There’s a reason he wasn’t able to get down to Texas until the disaster was well over. There’s also a reason why a man who is ostensibly president hasn’t done a single press conference since taking office. Joe Biden does not appear to be well, and because of that, he isn’t showing an ability to execute even the nominal duties of his office. That’s become so painfully obvious that it’s not really funny anymore. It’s actually scary.

I have no idea how the White House plans to hide Biden’s condition for the next four years. Perhaps they won’t, and we’ll see a shift to Kamala Harris eventually, or maybe we’ll continue with Jill’s shadow-presidency. Whatever happens, it’s an indictment on Biden’s election, and those that voted for this guy need to think long and hard about the bad bargain they made.

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To: Honey_Bee who wrote (266777)2/28/2021 11:04:26 PM
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I watched on NewsMax. My uncle asked for an alternate to Fox.

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From: Joachim K2/28/2021 11:57:39 PM
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Obama’s New Muslim Podcast: Allah’s “Throwing Shade at Jews and Christians”


Obama’s gotta do something with his time besides serving as the facade for a bunch of white socialists looking to wreck America. Besides that job only pays in the low six figures, so he’s got contracts with Netflix and Spotify through his own production company.

The Obama podcasting game includes talking about how racist the country is to fellow working-class millionaire hero Bruce Springsteen, and this Muslim podcast.

Barack and Michelle Obama have their Ramadan plans ready.

The couple, who have spent the years since Barack’s US presidency came to an end focusing on developing multi-platform media projects, announced a new season of their Higher Ground podcast called Tell Them, I Am, which will feature a collection of narratives from Muslim voices.

No, Obama’s not actually in it.

Produced by the Obamas, the pod will be hosted by Misha Euceph, a first-gen Pakistan-American and exclusively available on the platform, launching on the first day of Ramadan.

Euceph also appears to have hosted a Koran book club on Instagram. Here’s the description of one episode.

God is still throwing shade at the Jews and Christians this episode of #quranbookclub

Meanwhile, social media is purging conservatives. But this sort of thing can help you get a podcast produced by Barry.

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